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B.N.T.U. Ready to Demonstrate

On the eve of a planned demonstration, the Belize National Teachers’ Union is finalizing preparations to bus teachers from its ten branches countrywide to Belmopan on Wednesday. The announcement was [...]

B.N.T.U. President Gives Education Minister an ‘F’

As B.N.T.U. National President, Senator Elena Smith explains the teachers have decided to demonstrate against DPM Patrick Faber and so following the rally, the teachers will converge in front of [...]

B.N.T.U. Writes Prime Minister Over Proposal 22

Proposal Twenty-Two remains on the negotiating table between the Ministry of Education and the Belize National Teachers’ Union. Proposal Twenty-Two concerns grant-aided secondary schools where the teachers and support staff [...]

Joint Utility Unions and the P.U.P. Come Out in Support of Teachers

Primary and secondary school teachers across the country are heading to the Capital as the B.N.T.U. gets into gear for Wednesday’s demonstration.  The union is also picking up support from [...]

Third Man Arraigned for Murder of PC Osbourne Martinez

As the family of Police Constable Osborne Martinez prepares to lay him to rest this Saturday, a third member of the PIV gang was arraigned for his murder. Tarique Myles [...]

Tracey Betancourt Charged for Murder of Lamont Lipka in San Pedro

A San Pedro woman is also spending her first night behind bars at the Central Prison in Hattieville. She was arraigned on Monday afternoon for the charges of murder and [...]

Clumsy Gunman Drops Weapon During Armed Robbery

Armed robberies remain unabated across the country, where thieves continue to prey on businesses, both big and small.  In Belmopan on Monday morning, forty-four-year-old Chinese businessman Hong Liang Li was [...]

DOE Lifts Stop Order Against Businessman Haisam Diab

Construction has resumed at Sand Lighter’s promenade in Belize City. A stop order issued by the Department of Environment in October to businessman Haisam Diab has been lifted.  The letter [...]

Honduran National to be Deported

After spending one year and three months in Belize, Honduran national Jose Samuel Serrano Sanchez was ordered to be deported from Belize. But before he is deported, Sanchez must serve [...]

Robert Leslie: ‘My Take on the Referendum in Belize – Food for Thought’

As the debate on whether Belize should take Guatemala’s claim to the I.C.J. for final resolution rages on, several political and social figures have weighed in on the matter. Now, [...]

Despite Public Row, Boots Remains a Team Player

In the buildup to Sunday’s convention, Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber and Area Representative Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez were engaged in a heated exchange while on the campaign trail in Port [...]

Faber to Boots – No Love Lost!

Despite the previous war of words between Faber and Martinez, they have pledged to continue working with each other, admitting that while they may not be bosom buddies, they are [...]

Boots is Looking Forward to Riding Off into the Sunset

The pending retirement of Anthony ‘Boots’ Martinez was previously announced by the four-time area representative on the night of November fifth, 2015, after narrowly defeating Gilroy Usher Senior in Port [...]

Pok Ta Pok, an Ancient but Re-emerging Sport in Belize

Whenever you hear about sports in Belize, you think about football, basketball, and volleyball. You even hear about cricket, but it’s a rare occasion when you hear about Pok-Ta-Pok. It [...]

Changing Behaviors through Communication for Development

A three-day working session facilitated by United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF, is taking place in Belize City. Representatives from several institutions are being trained to expand their skills [...]

Belize Hosts SICA Meeting of Migration Directors

As part of its pro-tem presidency of the Central American Integration System, SICA, Belize is hosting a gathering of government officials from across the region.  The meeting of Migration Directors [...]

GPS to Locate Crime Hotspots?

The Ministry of National Security, through the Belize Crime Observatory, received a donation of GPS equipment earlier today from the United Nations Development Programme.  The handing over of thirty-seven devices [...]

Info Segura to Focus on Enhanced Governance and Citizen Security

According to UNDP Programme Specialist, Carla Zacapa, Belize is part of a broader regional initiative known as Info Segura which is a form of evidence-based information management.  U.S. AID also [...]